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Going to the Dogs: Posh Pooches

Dolly, a golden retriever pup, in Crew LaLa’s Belle Bow collar in “Sunday Brunch” ($46)

Who’s a good dog? Reward your sweet fur baby with some local pup-centric faves, from curated “doggie bags” to the cutest collars. 

Crew LaLa, A Doggie Boutique: With three full-time seamstresses creating collars, leashes, bandanas, and more, this bespoke pet clothier is a veritable wonderland for well-dressed doggies. Peruse their dapper line of bow tie and “Belle Bow” collars, ranging from fancy to frivolous with playful patterns such as florals, fruit, and beach balls. 1309 Ashley River Rd., Charleston.

Cupcakes Down South: This drool-worthy Mount Pleasant bakery offers a signature line of seasonal “pupcakes” made using dog-safe ingredients such as eggs, honey, coconut oil, and yogurt chips. The treats, available in pumpkin, banana, and carrot flavors, are sold in packages of two for $3.95. Even sweeter: proceeds from every pack sold are donated to the Charleston Animal Society. Belle Hall Shopping Center, 644-D Long Point Rd., Mount Pleasant.

Moo Sticks from Lucia’s and Dolittle’s “Wine & Cheese” doggie bag, $28

Dolittle’s Premium Pet Provisions: For canine fine dining, indulge in a handpicked “doggie bag” stuffed with themed snacks, toys, and more. Four-legged gourmands will love the Wine and Cheese, complete with a pup charcuterie, such as sausage slices and cheese chips, topped off with an adorable plush bottle of rosé. 22 Windermere Blvd., West Ashley; 976-D Houston Northcutt Blvd., Mount Pleasant; 352 Freshfields Dr., Kiawah; & 202 Front St., Summerville.

The self-serve dog wash at Hairy Winston, $15; the prepaid card ($60) earns a free wash.

Hairy Winston Pet Boutique & Grocery: Keep your fur baby looking best in show-ready with Hairy Winston’s self-service wash and grooming stations, stocked with shampoos and conditioners pH balanced just for pets and all the towels, dryers, brushes, combs, and coat sprays Fifi may require. Mount Pleasant Towne Centre, 1616 Palmetto Grande Dr., Mount Pleasant.

(Left to right) Indigo Creek Pet Supplies and a case full of homemade goodies at Michael’s Barkery

Indigo Creek Pet Supplies: Can’t take the jingle jangle of your dog’s tags? Head to this locally owned pet emporium for their while-you-wait custom-engraved collars. 1314-A Stuart Engals Blvd., Mount Pleasant.

Lucia’s Premium Pet: Have an epicurean on your hands? Belly up to the Vital Essentials Raw Bar at this Daniel Island pet stop for a smorgasbord of gourmet chewy snacks, such as freeze-dried duck feet, turkey wings, and Moo Sticks. 162 Seven Farms Dr, Ste. 115, Daniel Island.

Michael’s Barkery, Pet Spa & Boutique: Hit up this go-to “barkery” on Daniel Island for treats, specialty bones, and doggie birthday cakes, baked and decorated by head pet chef Bethany Smith and her team. 864 Island Park Dr., Suite 103, Daniel Island.

Sugar Bakeshop: Relax with Rover in the shaded courtyard of this cozy Cannon Street bakery offering treats for people and their pooches. Order the dog-friendly version of their crowd-favorite ginger molasses cookie, cut into fun shapes like squirrels, bones, and ice cream cones. 59½ Cannon St.



Photographs by (Dolly) Sloan Photography & courtesy of the retailers